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Table 3 Comparison of tongue pressure according to dental status

From: Effects of textured food masticatory performance in older people with different dental conditions

  N Dental status mean ± SD p-value
MITP (kPa) 24 Natural teeth 40.41 ± 16.65*ab 0.026*
8 Full denture 22.98 ± 12.13*
APL (kPa) 24 Natural teeth 18.94 ± 10.27* 0.044*
8 Full denture 10.81 ± 62.93*
  1. SD Standard deviation, APL Average pressure level, MITP Maximum isometric tongue pressure
  2. aValues are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  3. bTongue pressure was measured using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument
  4. *p < 0.05, comparisons between the groups were conducted using an independent t-test
  5. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01